Why use this product?
Eucalyptus grow extremely quickly, throwing out masses of foliage and branchlets with gay abandon, well into the later summer. Their new seasons growth can be quite floppy early on; they sort of forget to lay down scaffolding in their trunk and branches as they grow. In the nursery, we find that they don’t really lignify (firm up) until November, often after the first frosts and this late tender growth can get scorched.
This is of particular concern if you are growing for cut foliage.
A readily available source of soluble potassium helps do many things for your Euc. It helps towards protecting against frost damage by encouraging your tree to produce and ripen (harden) woody material.
Potassium is a very soluble salt that washes away from your soil very quickly. It needs replenishing on a regular basis.
Chempak No. 4 is a highly soluble, balanced plant food containing some Nitrogen and Phosporous, but high in Potassium along with 7 trace elements, far more than ordinary fertilisers. Think plant equivalent of baked beans on toast with added vitamin pills!
Time of year to apply: any time from May through to September is good, but especially during August and September
Dosage and Rate of Use: 2 level measures of Chempack crystals in 5 litres (about 1 gallon) of water. If growing in the ground for cut foliage, apply Chempack once a month, in season, during the first 2-3 years of planting in your garden. If growing in a container, feed your potted Eucalyptus once every 2 weeks, during the growing season.